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SU slide augmented by Georgetown debacle

Bad loss to Hoyas erases brief hope from DePaul win

Three days later in the nation’s capital, the expressions were quite different.

Amid all the nostalgia of the end of the SU-Georgetown rivalry in its current form, it was only the Hoyas that felt at game’s end, having held the Orange to 31.9 percent shooting (15-for-47) with a defense that resembled Georgetown’s best units of the 1980s. Of the 11 3-pointers SU attempted, it only made one.

Those 39 points were the fewest any SU team scored in a game since a 36-35 win over Kent State on Dec. 1, 1962, decades before a shot clock or 3-point line. Not since 1985 had the Orange lost to Georgetown by such a large margin. Only Carter-Williams, with 17 points, produced with any sort of consistency on this miserable day.

It left SU with the no. 5 seed for the Big East tournament in New York City, badly needing a couple of wins to regain confidence before plunging into the NCAAs next week.

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